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Bellambi boy attacked by dogs

POLICE are investigating after a child was attacked by two dogs at Bellambi on Tuesday.
Emergency services were called to a house in Waley Avenue about 2pm yesterday after reports of an injured child.
Police have been told the 10-year-old boy entered the enclosed and gated front yard of the property, looking for his brother. It was then he was attacked by two dogs, described as being a German Shepherd and a Staffordshire terrier cross.
The child was taken to Wollongong Hospital with bite wounds to his legs, arms, hips, stomach, buttocks and head. He has since been transferred to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick, where he is undergoing surgery. His condition is not known at this stage.
Police have notified Wollongong City Council about the incident, and are continuing their inquiries.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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